Should Civil Partnerships Be Available To All?

May 2nd, 2017

At the present time, same sex couples can get married or enter into a civil partnership but opposite sex couples can only get married. The Court of Appeal ruled earlier this year that this means that couples are being treated differently. Same sex couples have more options than opposite sex couples. But what will the […]

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New Cigarette and Smoking Laws To Come Into Effect in May

May 2nd, 2017

The government is planning to ban ten packs of cigarettes completely, in a bid to reduce the number of smokers in the UK. The price of smoking in the UK is set to soar, with the cheapest pack costing £8.82 after the ban is put into place on May 21st due to a new minimum […]

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The Decline In Marriage

March 31st, 2017

Less people than ever are getting married in the west and marriage in Britain is at its lowest level since 1895 and it appears that men, more so than women, are less than keen to enter into marriage when there is a risk that they will lose their space, their money and family if things […]

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Employment Law Update – March 2017

March 31st, 2017

There are a number of new employment law developments and changes coming into force in April 2017.  Let’s take a look at some of them: Gender Pay Gap reporting New laws become effective from April 2017 affecting larger employers with 250 or more employees. These organisations will have to produce data about their gender pay gap, […]

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Partner Visa Update – March 2017

March 29th, 2017

In the previous article (Immigration November Update) we mentioned that the strict financial requirements set by the home office were subject to ongoing litigation. This has finally resulted in the Supreme Court giving their judgement on the matter on 22 February 2017. In summary, the Court held that the current income threshold is lawful, but […]

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Spinal Injury Compensation Claims

March 2nd, 2017

Spinal injuries vary from common ‘whiplash’ to life-changing such as damage to spinal cord and nerves. The most common causes of spinal injury are: Medical malpractice Motor vehicle accidents Workplace injuries Product liability Premises liability Nursing home negligence Wrongful death situations Constructive site injuries Spinal cord injury can result in complete or partial loss of […]

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Fines For Using Mobile Phone While Driving To Double

March 1st, 2017

The popularity of social media has had a significant increase on our mobile phone usage and this is noticeable with increased number of road traffic offences and serious accidents occurring in the UK. Motorists often forget about the dangers that they pose while being distracted by their mobile phones and that they are a significant […]

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Tier 1 High Net Worth Investor Visa Information

February 28th, 2017

The Tier 1 (Investor) visa is designed for high net worth individuals who want to relocate themselves and their family to the UK. The citizenship is granted only to the individuals who can provide a significant investment to the UK economy. Only a few hundred of these visas are granted per year and very few […]

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Buying A Property In The UK

March 1st, 2017

Buying a property in the UK can be a complex and lengthy process, however, with the right legal advice from Bloomsbury law, our specialist lawyers and trained team members will ensure that the conveyancing process is as straightforward and time-efficient as possible. Below we explain the basics of a legal process of purchasing the property […]

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Employment Law Update – January 2017

February 1st, 2017

2017 looks like a busy year for UK employment law both in terms of legislative changes and case law developments.  Here is a snap-shot of some of the major changes that can be expected: – Gender Pay Gap Reporting The Regulations are due to come into force on 6 April 2017 and affect private sector […]

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